Town Hall 2008
At the NEW state-of-the-art
Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
in Sorrento Valley!!
As 3G takes off all over the world — offering advanced services from networks and devices providing multi-megabit speeds — wireless communications is emerging as the most important technology of this millennium.
How will these systems and services evolve? Join us for QUALCOMM Town Hall with Dr. Paul Jacobs and Len Lauer to get the inside, in-depth scoop about convergence, concurrence, and the future of wireless. Topics to be discussed include 3G multimode chipset technologies, TV on phones, and other new services that these technologies will enable.
In addition, the QUALCOMM executives will share with you where the Company envisions the wireless market going in the next five to ten years in terms of wireless devices and how users will benefit from new capabilities and the “ultra real-time” phenomenon —- when millions share the same life-changing experience simultaneously through their advanced mobile multimedia devices.
Are you a bit curious what this means? Then please join us for the QUALCOMM Town Hall!
||Dr. Paul E. Jacobs
Qualcomm, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated and is also a member of the Company’s board of directors. Dr. Jacobs has been the primary driver of Qualcomm’s focus on enabling wireless data services, which make the cellphone a tool not only for voice communications, but also the most personal device for entertainment, computing and information access. Following completion of his Ph.D. in 1989 and a year as a post-doctoral researcher at a French government lab in Toulouse, Dr. Jacobs joined the company fulltime in 1990 as a development engineer leading the cellphone digital signal processor software team. His early work focused on the initial variable-rate 8 kbps speech codec for CDMA . Following this effort, Dr. Jacobs spearheaded the wireline-quality 13 kbps speech codec effort, which became CDMA’s initial differentiating consumer feature. The core engineering team involved in this effort would later be integral to the development of Qualcomm’s Launchpad™ suite of functions and capabilities that ship as software with every Qualcomm chipset. As an innovative leader of a broad range of technical teams within Qualcomm, Dr. Jacobs has also been granted more than 25 patents for his inventions in the area of wireless technology. In 1995, he became vice president and general manager of the combined handset and integrated circuit division, which was subsequently divided into Qualcomm Consumer Products (QCP) and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, respectively. He was named senior vice president of the Company in 1996 and president of QCP in 1997; he was named executive vice president of Qualcomm in 2000 and group president of Qualcomm Wireless & Internet (QWI) in 2001. QCP developed and manufactured the wireless industry’s first CDMA digital handsets, supporting the rapid global deployment of cdmaOne in the 1990s. Under Dr. Jacobs, that business became the No. 2 CDMA handset supplier in the U.S. prior to its sale to Kyocera Wireless in 2000, with revenues of more than $1.4 billion in Qualcomm’s Fiscal 1999. At QCP, Dr. Jacobs gained extensive operational experience, helped launch numerous CDMA systems and cultivated important executive relationships at top network operators and manufacturers globally.Other, important developments which began under Dr. Jacobs in QCP include the first Palm OS®-based smartphone. He started Qualcomm’s initiative to include global positioning system capabilities in cellphones (which led to the acquisition of SnapTrack™ and Qualcomm’s development of gpsOne™ position-location technology) and drove the development of a uniform set of application programming interfaces to simplify the process of putting software on handsets. Dr. Jacobs expanded this latter idea into the overall concept for the BREW® system, which included dynamic downloading of applications to cellphones with checks for digital signatures on the applications to ensure the integrity of the content, and the business ecosystem that enables BREW developers to engage operators globally and receive payment for their applications. The BREW solution is now deployed broadly by wireless network operators around the world.
Len J. Lauer
Qualcomm, Executive Vice President and COO
Len J. Lauer is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. Immediately prior to being named chief operating officer, Lauer served as group president. In the role of group president, he provided oversight and direction to the following divisions – Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS), Qualcomm Enterprise Services (QES), Qualcomm MEMS Technologies (QMT), Qualcomm Government Technologies (QGOV) and the Company’s mobile TV subsidiary, MediaFLO USA (MUI) and MediaFLO Technologies (MFT). Lauer joined Qualcomm in December 2006 with more than 20 years high-tech experience – 15 years specifically in the telecommunications industry. Lauer is currently on the board of directors for H&R Block and the Nelson Atkins Museum. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Lauer served as chief operating officer for Sprint Nextel where he directed all of the company’s operations to deliver converged media and communication services. By integrating several disparate platforms and processes, Lauer created a new, simplified and cost-efficient management system resulting in a planned 2006 operational expense savings of $900 million for Sprint Nextel. Prior to joining Sprint, he was president and CEO of Bell Atlantic-New Jersey. Lauer also spent more than 10 years with IBM, holding a variety of management positions in marketing and sales. Lauer holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Qualcomm, Executive Vice President and President, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies
Steve Mollenkopf serves as executive vice president and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT). QCT is the world’s largest provider of wireless chipsets and software solutions. Beginning his career at Qualcomm in 1994 as an engineer, he was a leading contributor to the Globalstar project before joining the QCT team in 1999. Serving in various capacities within QCT, Mollenkopf’s technical and business leadership have been critical to the development and implementation of multiple industry-leading innovations. He is a member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee, helping to drive Qualcomm’s overall global strategy.Immediately prior to being promoted to EVP, Mollenkopf served as Senior Vice President of Product Management and as the lead of the Cellular Products Group for QCT. In terms of revenue, the CPG represents the world’s largest fabless semiconductor company. Its portfolio features CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and UMTS chipset products along with supporting technology businesses focused on: RF, PMIC, Multimedia, Software and Cell Site Modems. Beginning in 2001, Mollenkopf led the development of Qualcomm’s UMTS family of air interface technologies, including: GSM , GPRS , EDGE, WCDMA , HSDPA and HSUPA , before transitioning to a business role in 2007. He has been instrumental in building Qualcomm’s position in the UMTS ecosystem, leading development efforts and establishing critical carrier, customer and infrastructure relationships in the market, enabling Qualcomm to grow into the industry’s number one merchant chip supplier. A published IEEE author, Mollenkopf holds six patents, which include power estimation and measurement, multi-standard transmitter system and wireless communication transceiver technology. In his personal life, he is active in areas of community involvement, including youth athletics (primarily soccer). Mollenkopf holds two electrical engineering degrees, including a BSEE from Virginia Tech and an MSEE from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Iain Gillott, the founder and president of iGR, is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry authority and an accomplished presenter. Mr. Gillott has been involved in the wireless industry, as both a vendor and analyst, for more than thirteen years. He is a frequent speaker on industry issues and trends and has addressed audiences around the world and at many of the leading industry trade shows, including CES, SuperComm, WiMAX World, BREW, 3G Americas, and CTIA. He has also been a guest lecturer on the wireless industry at the University of Texas and at Thunderbird. In addition, he is frequently quoted in various publications, including Investors Business Daily, the Wall Street Journal, Telephony, RCR, Newsweek International, Wireless Week, and Business Week and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and TechTV.
5:00PM – Registration Opens / Networking
6:00PM – Program Begins
7:30PM – Event Ends
QUALCOMM Headquarters, Building N – 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121
$ 45.00 Pre-registration
Please pre-register by Noon on December 8
Clint McClellan, Qualcomm, Inc. (Chair)
Andy Abramson, Comunicano